Monday, July 20, 2009

Lemony Meringue Cookies


I am always playing around with new cookie recipes and in summer there is nothing quite like the refreshing taste of lemon. Meringue is light and fluffy and not as heavy as a regular cookie. These cookies are lemony with a hint of coconut sprinkled on top and are perfect on a hot summers afternoon, to pack for a picnic or to bring to a pot-luck!

Lemony Meringue Cookies

4 Egg whites, room temperature
1/2 tsp Cream of tartar
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Lemon extract

Coconut for sprinkling

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar till soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar a bit at a time, while continuing to beat.

Add lemon extract and beat till stiff.

Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 225 F for 1 hour. Turn off the oven and let the cookies sit for an additional hour.

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  1. I love meringue cookies. I have to try your recipe.

  2. I've never made meringue cookies, they look fabulous!

  3. Christine,
    Your cookies sound great. I really love meringue cookies but have never made them myself, I let everyone else do the work and then I eat them.

  4. Meringue cookies are wonderful. Love this recipe with the lemon. Thanks!


  5. I was just thinking about lemon meringue pie...these cookies look yummy!

  6. YUM. I love recipes with a lemon flavor! Thanks for joining TMTT this week.

  7. I love meringue cookies but rarely have the patience to bake them. These look great!

  8. I've never made meringue cookies, but I think I'm going to have to try! Thanks for sharing them with TATT!